Our beautiful, completely remodeled and fully air conditioned condo is on the top floor of the Lord Nelson building on the Praca do Lido park with fabulous views that overlook Copacabana Beach as well as the famous statue of Christ, which illuminates the city. You will feel like you are on the beach without ever venturing outside! There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and a full size bed in the second bedroom. There are 2 modern bathrooms plus a 3rd bathroom in the kitchen. Full size separate American style washer and dryer are unique in Rio. Gas stove top, electric oven, standard size microwave and refrigerator are provided in fully stocked kitchen. Both Brazilian and US electrical outlets have been installed throughout the condo. Flat screen TV, Blu-ray player and wireless internet provided. The building has 24 hour doormen. This is our 2nd home so it has been lovingly maintained!
- Condo861 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
2BR 3BA Sleeps 4
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Jun 2018
About Steven Tholen
We are retired professionals who love Brazil and decided to buy a 2nd home in Rio. We love to travel and have a daughter in college and have hosted 10 sons from 9 countries through AFS Intercultural Programs. We love to hike and enjoy spending time outdoors. We enjoy good food and cooking. We love the warmth of the Brazilian people and always feel safe and welcome in Rio!
Steven Tholen purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Steven Tholen chose Copacabana
Our condo on Copacabana is located on the only beachside park (Praca do Lido at Posto 2) and is 2 blocks north of the famous Copacabana Palace Hotel where the elite stay when visiting Rio. In 2 minutes you can go from our living room to the wide white sand beach to enjoy the surf, play beach volleyball, beach futbol, or just enjoy walking, biking or jogging along Avenida Atlantica which is lined with beachside cafes, restaurants and artisans. Many cafes have live music in the evenings. On Thursdays there is a Farmers Market 1 block away; on weekends a craft fair sets up across the street by the park. The vans that take tourists to Tijuca Forest and up to Corcovado (where the Christ overlooks the city) leave from the park. Cardeal Arcoverde Metro stop is less than a 10 minute walk (6 blocks) from the building. Rio Sul Shopping (inside mall) is 2 bus stops away. Ipanema and Leblon beaches and restaurants are easy to get to either by metro, 10 min cab or 6 km walk. The famous Sugarloaf Cable Car (Pao de Acugar) is a 10 minute cab ride north. Evening hotspot Lapa is a 15 min cab ride.
What makes this Condo unique
You do not have to leave the condo to enjoy the beach! The windows of this condo offer an uninterrupted view of the entire Copacabana Beach, activity on the Avenida and the Christ in the mountains overlooking the city. Enjoy the best New Years Eve party in the world- watch and hear the live bands and view the fireworks - without leaving the condo! The condo has been completely remodeled and has a very spacious and open feel! It is wired with both USA and Brazilian outlets and equipped with American style clothes washer and dryer. Air conditioning splits have been installed throughout the condo to create a central air feel, however they can be used selectively for those who prefer to open the windows. The condo is fully stocked for those who prefer to cook at least some meals. An American style coffee pot and hair dryer are provided. A cooler and beach chairs are also provided.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
beautiful front ocean view
Our stay at Steven’s lovely apartment was wonderful! It was conveniently located across the street from the beach. The sizable apartment was clean and the beds were comfortable. The large windows offer a beautiful front ocean view and you can also see Christ of the Redeemer! The apartment was conveniently located next to the pop up markets with delicious local food and a great place to buy souvenirs. The neighborhood is a home to many good restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and small beach bars. There is even a CrossFit gym is around the corner. The metro station is located a short walk distance from the apartment.
The perfect apartment for a week in Rio!
This is a fantastic apartment in many ways. It is modern, beautiful and spacious, with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
The kitchen is excellent and well equipped, and the clothes washer and dryer are great. The hosts are very professional and friendly in their communication and the lady who met us at the start and end (Teresa) is friendly, helpful and super nice. The location is perfect with a metro stop about 10 min away by foot, Copacabana beach a few meters/yards away, and many services very close, e.g., grocery stores, restaurants. I saved the best for last-the view of Copacabana Beach is 'to die for' and Corcovado is lit up and visible at night.
I hope that we can come back again one day to this dream place!
As a first time traveler to Rio's Carnival, Steve and Deb make this experience so very easy. They provided lots of useful information and kept in contact me with throughout the process; even following up with me to make sure everything was going well during my visit. Their service was OUTSTANDING!
The condo is amazing. It is exactly as seen in the photos but MUCH MORE beautiful! It was super clean and well kept. It is right in the middle of everything I wanted to see and do: beach, restaurants, shopping, etc. It was safe; with a 24 hour door man and locked gates. It has all the listed amenities and more. I have to mention, the beds were very comfortable especially after a long day of walking. This place is BEAUTIFUL and I can't say enough good things about my experience from start to finish. It really is perfect and I can't wait to stay there again! Thank you, Steve & Deb, for making this a trip of a lifetime!!
Fabulous condo in an amazing location! Highly recommend for a relaxing stay in Rio!
Steven and Debra are fabulous hosts to deal with and will provide you with any info you could possibly need. The condo is excellent and has absolutely everything you could possibly need during your stay. The washer and dryer was such a bonus, arriving after a week on the Amazon, we had so much laundry!
The apartment is spacious and comfortable, and the location is perfect! Waking up to such spectacular views out over Copacabana beach really made our trip, and being able to see Christ the Redeemer too was an added bonus.
So many bars and restaurants are right on your doorstep and a cheap Uber will take you anywhere else you want to go for just a few Rials.
We would highly recommend this condo to any visitors to Rio and will definitely stay here again when we're in Rio next (hopefully for Carnival one year!).
Definitely the place stay
This review is long overdue but we highly recommend the Tholen’s condo. Great location right on Copa Cabana within walking distance to Ipanema. The place is impeccably clean, spacey, modern with an amazing view of Copa Cabana and Christ the Redeemer statue. If questioning where to go, what to eat, what to do - there’s a binder full of detailed recommendations provided by the Tholen family with directions on how to get to. There is great communication and helpful tips with the Tholen family throughout our entire stay. Another plus is there is a doorman 24 hours. We have nothing but rave reviews with our stay and loved the accommodations. When we return to Brazil, we will definitely be booking the Tholen’s place.
Well located with great views!!
Comfortable, well equipped two bedroom with individual air conditioners in each room. Friendly, helpful staff at front desk and in the garage. Grocery stores and restaurants a short walk away. Half a block from the beach. Owners very accessible by text and phone and provided detailed information by email and posted in the property. Look forward to staying there again and recommend it to others.